Since July 1, 2020, several tourist destinations in Cuba have reopened their doors to international tourists. The latest is none other than Varadero, a quebec-favourite seaside resort, which partially opened its infrastructure on October 15.
But you are probably wondering what measures Cuba has in place to ensure the safety of travellers. So don’t ask yourself the question again and discover them on video.
In short, the meticulous health and safety protocols in Cuba include physical distance, frequent and meticulous cleaning of facilities, and an experienced medical team at all times, in each hotel, to monitor the health of guests and staff.
The Government of Cuba, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, and following the recommendations of UNWTO and WHO, tour operators and tourism partner organizations on the island, have implemented a comprehensive and rigorous certification program. This program implements health and safety protocols in all hotels, non-hotel services, support services, transport and all businesses in the tourism sector.
Reminder of COVID-19 and Cuba:
- No prior COVID testing is required prior to travel.
- There are no quarantines on arrival at the Cayos or Varadero.
- Upon arrival at the Airport of Cuba, the temperature of the passengers will be checked. In addition, a test for COVID-19 will be carried out for 100% of passengers. This test is FREE. The results are available in 24 hours.
- In the event of a PCR test would be positive, the client in question will be contacted and will be isolated in a health institution with all the necessary technical conditions and medical care equipment.
- Masks are required at the airport and on the bus when transferring to the hotel. In hotels, health, safety and physical distance protocols have been put in place.
- No mask is required inside the resorts for tourists, unless distance of 1.5 or 2 meters (s) is not possible